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  • Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulusby Alexander Clark; Shalom Lappin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 104.95 US$ 94.46

    This unique contribution to the ongoing discussion of language acquisition considers the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus in language learning in the context of the wider debate over cognitive, computational, and linguistic issues. Critically examines the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus - the theory that the linguistic input... more...

  • Using Priming Methods in Second Language Researchby Kim McDonough; Pavel Trofimovich

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 45.95

    Using Priming Methods in Second Language Research is an accessible introduction to the use of auditory, semantic, and syntactic priming methods for second language (L2) processing and acquisition research. It provides a guide for the use, design, and implementation of priming tasks and an overview of how to analyze and report priming research. Key... more...

  • Becoming Humanby Teresa Bejarano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    What do the pointing gesture, the imitation of new complex motor patterns, the evocation of absent objects and the grasping of others’ false beliefs all have in common? Apart from being (one way or other) involved in the language, they all would share a demanding requirement – a second mental centre within the subject. This redefinition of the simulationism... more...

  • Familienbilder gleich Weltbilderby Anjes Tjarks

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.70

    Wir übertragen unsere familiären Werte, Normen und Herrschaftsbeziehungen metaphorisch auf die Nation. Diese uns in der Regel verborgenen Zusammenhänge bilden ein dichtes Beziehungsnetz, das unser Weltbild entstehen lässt und ihm einen inneren Zusammenhang verleiht. Auf diese Weise steuern familiäre Metaphern als geheime Selektoren unser Denken, leiten... more...

  • L2 Interactional Competence and Developmentby Joan Kelly HALL; John HELLERMANN; Simona PEKAREK DOEHLER

    Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on data from a range of contexts, including classrooms, pharmacy consultations, tutoring sessions, and video-game playing, and a range of languages including English, German, French, Danish and Icelandic, the studies in this volume address challenges suggested by these questions: What kinds of interactional resources do L2 users draw on to... more...

  • Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisitionby Marzena WATOREK; Sandra BENAZZO; Maya HICKMANN

    Channel View Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition within a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child learners across a variety of source and target languages. It brings together contributions at the forefront of language acquisition research that consider a wide range of open questions: What are... more...

  • Erfolgreiche Rhetorikby Gustav Vogt

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 46.00

    Das Notwendige im richtigen Augenblick wirkungsvoll sagen. Das ist eine Kunst, die erlernbar ist. Alles Wissenswerte zu Sprechstil und -technik sowie zur Körpersprache stellt der Autor in diesem Buch fundiert dar. Er gibt hilfreiche Tipps, die beim Steckenbleiben oder einem totalen Blackout während einer Rede helfen und zeigt auf, wie... more...

  • Child Languageby Jean Stilwell Peccei

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 34.95

    Building on the established strengths of the first edition, Child Language has now been fully updated and includes some basic theory content, more exercises and summaries at the end of each unit. Child Language : * introduces students to key areas involved in the study of children's language: vocabulary development, word and sentence structure,... more...

  • Second Language Acquisitionby Kees de Bot; Wander Lowie; Marjolojn Verspoor

    Routledge 2005; US$ 41.95

    Second Language Acquisition introduces the key areas in the field, including: multilingualism, the role of teaching, the mental processing of multiple languages, and patterns of growth and decline. more...

  • Child Languageby Jean Stilwell Peccei

    Routledge 2005; US$ 38.95

    This comprehensive introduction to child language, introduces students to the key theories of language acquisition and teaches skills for analysing children's language. more...